Teams have made their 40-man roster additions, the non-tender deadline passed on Monday, the winter meetings loom next week and there have already been a few signings and trades of note this MLB offseason. So let’s play everyone’s favorite party game: Blockbuster Deals for Humanity, because we all deserve a little transaction intrigue during the holiday season.
The rules: We dream up one blockbuster signing or trade for every team — but each team can be used just one time. Good luck!
Boston Red Sox trade RF Mookie Betts and RHP Nathan Eovaldi to the St. Louis Cardinals for IF/OF Tommy Edman, OF Randy Arozarena, 1B/RF Jose Martinez and LHP Brett Cecil
Here’s what we know: The Red Sox, for reasons known to only billionaires, reportedly desire to get under the $208 million luxury tax threshold. Their payroll currently sits at an estimated $221 million. Thus, with Betts one year away from free agency, unlikely to sign a long-term deal before then and set to make an estimated $27.5 million in arbitration, the never-ending rumors put the 2018 MVP on the trade block. Welcome to Boston, Chaim Bloom!
I’ve seen three interesting trade idea for Betts that at least give us an idea of how…